Here is such a thing as the best time to drink coffee.
This algorithm does the math.
It is always coffee time for coffee lovers, because a cup of coffee will go in there. But at what times is it really coffee time? A new study by the US military has shown that there is a right time to get the most out of your daily cup.
Researchers have invented an algorithm that personalized suggestions to schedule time to consume caffeine, so that you can drink the least amount of coffee to achieve the highest level of alertness. The study, published in the May issue of the Journal of Sleep Research, discover that the algorithm actually improved people’s alertness by up to sixty four percent. Furthermore, with the correct dosing schedule, caffeine consumption could be reduced by up to 65 percent while still achieving maximum alertness.
The researchers conducted alertness tests to determine how quickly people could complete certain tasks. They then generated an algorithm based on the results, which in turn could predict how sleep deprivation and caffeine affect people’s alertness at different times of the day.
“Once the algorithm knows how to respond to sleep deprivation and caffeine, it generates thousands of possible caffeine schedules,” said researcher with the US military Jaques Reifman. Finally, a computer program compared the predictions until it found the people’s peak levels of alertness.
Unfortunately, this method is not yet accessible to everyone. However, the research team is developing a smartphone app that can identify the amount of caffeine in your system, the amount of sleep deprivation and the time of day when you want to be most alert. Until then – if in moderation – just continue to enjoy your cup of coffee. In addition, there are other ways to increase your alertness – people who exercise 150 minutes a week sleep better and are less dizzy during the day, according to a 2011 study.
Basically coffee plus cortisol equal to extra stress and that is bad for your health.
In contrary drinking coffee when your cortisol hit lower level, it will smooths your mood and energy which enable you to get things done without the side effect of jitters.
The study said that average people peak cortisol level at 8 am to 9 am basically 2 hours after rise and around noon to 1 pm and last cycle hit at around 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm. So, adjust your own timing and supercharge your energy level according to your time schedule.
In another words, you are not benefiting if drinking your first cup of coffee during breakfast or traveling to work and could potentially creating stress. I would suggest that you hold out your coffee addiction till lunch and get the full effectiveness.
Also bear in mind that caffeine stays in your body system for up to twelve hours on an average and this could elevate insomnia if you already have had this problem. Drink wisely.